Girls

HBO’s Girls, created by Lena Dunham (right)

Lena Dunham deliberately crafted her Girls character, Hannah, as frequently insufferable: She’s spoiled, initially relying on her parents for money, yet often overconfident to the point of pretentiousness.

We would hate to be in a meeting with Hannah, listening to her espouse eye-rolling pronouncements like the classic “I think that I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice. Of a generation.”

Yet we loved the show, because of its willingness to be blunt and honest about its unlikable lead character — and all characters — flaws and all.

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